World Wide Technology Selects Symbol Enterprise Mobility Solution to Enhance Warehouse Operations
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World Wide Technology Selects Symbol Enterprise Mobility Solution to Enhance Warehouse Operations

Leading Systems Integrator Uses Symbol Solution to Maximize Productivity

2006-02-21 HOLTSVILLE, N.Y.

Symbol Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:SBL), The Enterprise Mobility Company™, today announced that World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a leading systems integrator, has selected a Symbol enterprise mobility solution for its warehouses and distribution facilities throughout the United States to improve worker productivity and increase device manageability. WWT is using Symbol's MC9060-K rugged mobile computers and Mobility Services Platform (MSP) to capture, move, and manage mission critical data to enhance its warehouse operations.

With Symbol's high-performance and rugged MC9060-K mobile computers, WWT warehouse employees are able to efficiently capture the detail of boxes containing IT and telecommunications products as they move through the warehouse to shipment. The mobile computers allow for real-time visibility into inventory and also eliminate the need for constant scanner repositioning and multiple scans, as was previously necessary.

"The Symbol MC9060-K significantly improved employee productivity, data quality, and process efficiency while also providing the superior ruggedness that is essential in any warehouse environment," said Craig Frederking, director of IT operations for WWT. "We combined the mobile computers with Symbol's MSP to help us tackle the challenges associated with deploying, managing and maintaining a mobile enterprise."

Symbol's MSP software enables the management of mobile devices, applications and wireless infrastructure from one central location. WWT selected MSP because it allows administrators to quickly configure and deploy devices remotely and cost effectively. With MSP, the time and costs WWT associated with initial and ongoing device deployment were dramatically reduced.

"Symbol's enterprise mobility solutions play a vital role in improving the supply chain and the operations of organizations," said Gerald McNerney, Symbol's senior director of supply chain execution. "A Symbol-based warehouse management solution provides visibility into inventory and allows for quicker velocity of products through the warehouse."

WWT also selected Symbol's multi-year Service from the Start service plan. Service from the Start provides enhanced support beyond the standard product warranty - including priority response and call escalation, guaranteed product turnaround time, and comprehensive device coverage including cosmetic repair.

"WWT implemented Symbol's enterprise mobility solution because Symbol provides continuous service and support from purchase decision through deployment," added Frederking. "With the multi-year Service from the Start service plan, we were guaranteed top services and support for our investment."

WWT provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecommunication sectors. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers manage the planning, procurement and deployment of IT products and solutions. WWT employs over 900 people and operates more than 1.3 million square-feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in 19 facilities nationwide.

About Symbol Technologies, Inc.

Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company™, is a recognized worldwide leader in enterprise mobility, delivering products and solutions that capture, move and manage information in real time to and from the point of business activity. Symbol enterprise mobility solutions integrate advanced data capture products, radio frequency identification technology, mobile computing platforms, wireless infrastructure, mobility software and world-class services programs under the Symbol Enterprise Mobility Services brand. Symbol enterprise mobility products and solutions are proven to increase workforce productivity, reduce operating costs, drive operational efficiencies and realize competitive advantages for the world's leading companies.

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